From Disney and DreamWorks to everything in between, cartoon characters are wacky and fun and so many generations have grown up loving these characters.
Cartoon characters have been entertaining us for decades. Did you know that the first cartoon was made in 1908? It was called "Fantasmagorie." Can you recall the first cartoon that you watched?
Can you tell Donald Duck from Daffy Duck? Do you know which character wears a red shirt? Which character is almost never seen without his signature carrot? If you can name these cartoon characters, you'll be well on your way to acing this quiz!
Can you think of a cartoon that doesn't have an animal in it? It may be more difficult than you think! Cartoon animals add to the fun atmosphere of the show and inspire us to use our imagination. Who is your favorite cartoon animal?
Even if you're primarily a Disney animal expert, chances are that you'll still be able to name most of the animals on this quiz!
Cartoon animals come in all different shapes, sizes and personalities that make them memorable for years to come. So, if you think you're a true cartoon fan and know more than just a handful of animal characters, get ready to take this quiz!
Bugs Bunny was created in the late 1930s and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mel Blanc voiced the character for nearly 50 years, from Bugs' debut in the 1940 short "A Wild Hare" until Blanc's death in 1989. His voice is a combination of Bronx and Brooklyn accents, according to Blanc.
Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928, Mickey Mouse made his public debut in the short film "Steamboat Willie" in 1928, one of the first sound cartoons. Mickey was voiced by Walt Disney himself since his debut buy by 1946, Disney was too busy so veteran Disney musician and actor Jimmy MacDonald took over up until his retirement in 1977,
Tigger is featured on "Winnie the Pooh" and is based on one of Christopher Robin Milne's stuffed toy animals. "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best" is his most famous quote.
Scooby Doo is a Great Dane who helps solve crimes and is considered one of the greatest goofballs in movie history. Don Messick was the original voice of Scooby-Doo from 1969 until 1996.
Jerry the house mouse appears in "Tom and Jerry" theatrical cartoon short films .Sometimes, in a few episodes, he is friends with Tom.
It's a plot as old as time and with as many variations as there are stars: Cat chases mouse. And yet that one idea kept one of the greatest cartoon series in history moving for decades.
Wile E. is a nearly Shakespearean character. He elevates futility to art, and even at his most wicked and Roadrunner-hungry, he still ties a napkin around his neck in anticipation of a meal that never comes.
Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr. is his full name and three of his cartoons won Academy Awards, the most for any starring Looney Tunes character His famous catchphrase is "sufferin' succotash," a minced oath that allegedly refers to "Suffering Savior."
The first time Pooh and his friends appeared in color was 1932 but the first collection of stories about the character was the book "Winnie-the-Pooh" published in 1926 by English author A. A. Milne.
Do you always get Goofy and Pluto confused? Just remember: Goofy can talk, and Pluto is Mickey's pet.
The film "Bambi" was based on the book "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" by Austrian author Felix Salten and the titular male mule deer was voiced by child actor Donnie Dunegan. In the whole film there are only 900 words spoken.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy according to the 1942 film "Donald Gets Drafted," reportedly making him the only major Disney character with an official middle name. He first appeared on the silver screen on June 9, 1934, in the animated short film, "The Wise Little Hen."
Thumper made his debut in "Bambi" as a cute and humorous character that speaks his mind and befriends Bambi. Originally a minor character, his role was expanded in the film. He is voiced by the then four-year-old Peter Behn and also appeared in the sequel.
Mickey has Minnie, and Donald has Daisy, but Donald and Daisy aren't married. She is known for being more intelligent and sophisticated than Donald but remains devoted to him. She was introduced in the short film "Mr. Duck Steps Out" in 1940 and was incorporated into comic stories with Donald months later.
The notion of a cartoon character being married was a novel one when Walt Disney's created Minnie. Her full name is Minerva Mouse and she first appeared alongside Mickey in the 1929 short called "Plane Crazy." Walt Disney originally voiced both Minnie and Mickey and later the actors who voiced the two characters married in real life. On January 22, 2018, Minnie Mouse received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Cheshire Cat actually predates Alice in Wonderland, although the origins, like those of so many literary characters, are open to debate. One of its most distinguishing features is his ability to disappear and his iconic grin.
Piglet is Pooh's constant companion, and frequently presents philosophical dilemmas. Piglet appeared in the film "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" in 1968 but was excluded from "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" released in 1966.
Dory, voiced by Ellen Degeneres, is a scatterbrain with a heart of gold. She made such a splash (pardon the pun) in "Finding Nemo" that she ended up with her own movie.
Garfield is easily the most ubiquitous of the comic-strip and cartoon cats. However, a movie with Bill Murray, playing the voice of the lasagna-craving feline, was a complete bomb at the box office.
It seems beyond belief that a tiny yellow bird could escape the clutches of a full-grown cat as long as Tweety does, but that's cartoon magic. Tweety, voiced by Mel Blacn, is a male bird though many assumed he was female because of his high-pitched voice.
Daffy is the perfect comic foil for the perfect comic hero, Bugs Bunny. The famous "Duck Season/Rabbit Season" 'toon is one of the best cartoon comedies.
Eddie Murphy was a genius pick for the voice of Donkey in the Shrek series. His manic delivery gives Donkey's frantic monologues just the right edge.
Snoopy is the unchallenged king of cartoon dogs. No one is as cool, as long-lived, or as hapless at chasing the Bloody Red Baron as Charlie Brown's dog.
Droopy is definitely not the cheeriest of cartoon animals. With a perpetual air of melancholy and a voice that could put kids to sleep, his encounters with the more frenetic Warner Bros. characters are always hilarious.
Bagheera is the most courageous of the animals in Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book." He is a black panther whose name means "black panther" in Hindi/Urdu and one of Mowgli's closest friends and protectors in the jungle.
Felix is one of the very first animal cartoon characters, dating back to the early days of the 20th century. He survived colorization, animation and the addition of voices to cartoons, but now is mostly only seen as a moving clock sold in tchotchke shops.
Jiminy is commonly described as Pinocchio's conscience, but he's also the musical heart of the original movie and many succeeding Disney productions. Who hasn't sung "When You Wish Upon A Star" at least once?
The Tasmanian Devil is a relentless devouring machine who can only be sedated with music. He first appeared in 1954 and got his own show, "Taz-mania," in 1991, which ran for four seasons.
Balto was an actual dog who, in 1925, helped deliver diphtheria serum across Alaska to save lives during an outbreak. An animated/live action movie chronicled the run in 1995.
Huckleberry was part of the expansive Hanna-Barbera cartoon stable that included the Great Grape Ape, Woody Woodpecker and many others. He was a daffy, countrified dog whose continued efforts at employment always ended in hilarious failure.
Mr. Krabs is part of the "Spongebob Squarepants" pantheon, and he's one of the villains. He's a money-hungry crustacean willing to go to any length to protect the recipe of his Krabby Patties.
Flik is the ant hero of Disney's "A Bug's Life." Unlike almost all of his mound-mates, Flik has a sense of individuality and questions the established social order inside the ant colony. He's sort of the ant version of a hippie.
No nonverbal character in the history of cartoons has ever had more to say. Road Runner speeds through his desert days, seemingly largely unaware of the efforts of Wile E. Coyote to turn him into an entree. But every once in a while, he more or less winks at the camera just as Wile E. plunges off a cliff, down a chasm, etc.
Pete, also known as Peg-Leg Pete and Pistol Pete, was a generic bad guy character in several Disney cartoons. He most resembles a dog, although he's not specifically any particular animal.
Zazu is the very uptight, buttoned-down majordomo for Mufasa and, later, Simba in "The Lion King." According to the backstory, Mufasa saved him from the hyenas and he pledged himself to the king.
Kaa is a wise rock python who is a recurring figure in Kipling's tales. He features prominently in "The Jungle Book" serving as an adviser and protector to man-child Mowgli.
Brian only LOOKS like a dog. On the inside, he's a cynical, lecherous old man with a twisted sense of humor ... which is why he's one of the most popular characters on "Family Guy."
Pongo is the dog-father who ends up with far more kids than he bargained for in "101 Dalmatians." He and Perdita help rescue 99 puppies from Cruella de Vil and then end up raising them.
"Ratatouille" is one of the greatest foodie movies ever made, and it stars a rat! Remy has dreams of cooking fine French food, and with the usual movie sequence of improbable but cute coincidences, he ends up winning over one of the toughest critics in Paris.
Woody was the cornerstone of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire, despite being one of the most annoying creatures ever inked with his sound effects. He was created in 1940 and originally voiced by Mel Blanc.
Spike, and his yappy little pal Chester, are occasional characters in Warner Bros. cartoons, especially the Sylvester and Tweety 'toons. Chester is constantly hopping around asking Spike what he wants to do, and as it turns out that's often punching Chester to make him stop yapping.
Speedy is known as "The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico" and has an exaggerated accent who officially appeared on TV in 1955. In later years there were concerns of the characater being an offensive stereotype so he doesn't air much on TV though he remains a popular character in Latin America.
Hyenas are known for having a habit of preying on the weak, stealing food, and generally behaving in an unfriendly manner. Shenzi, Ed and Banzai make up the hyena pack in "The Lion King" that act as archetypes of the breed and known to have a characteristic laugh.
Idris Elba's baritone purr gave life to the most recent incarnation of this villain from The Jungle Book." In the original '60s version, Khan was voiced by George Sanders, best known for playing Mr. Freeze in the original "Batman" series.
Jeremy Irons has played plenty of villains in his career, but none so nefarious as the one he gave voice to in Scar. The dastardly, cowardly lion in "The Lion King" killed Simba's dad, and tried to do the same to him in order to rule the kingdom.
"How To Train Your Dragon" is a 2910 film loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name that features a domesticated dragon named Toothless. The first film made $500 million in the box office and spawned two successful sequels.
Despite the incredible popularity of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, creator Bill Watterson never licensed a Hobbes doll for sale. Hobbes is a living anthropomorphic tiger to Calvin, but to the other characters he's an inanimate stuffed toy. The beloved comic strip is one of the most popular of all time and nearly 45 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide.
Mojo began his cartoon life as the nemesis of the Powerpuff Girls, and then navigated his way to the Teen Titans Go! universe, where things really got weird. Befitting his chimp-ness, he's frenetically aggressive but has trouble focusing on one nefarious scheme at a time.
The red macaw named Iago starts out as the henchman of the villain Jafar in Disney's "Aladdin" and is an homage to villain of the same name in William Shakespeare's "Othello." Later in the series (because he became a fan favorite), he became one of the good guys.
"Courage the Cowardly Dog" is a longtime standby of Cartoon Network's stable of characters. He was even once nominated for an Academy Award, but lost out to Wallace and Gromit"s "A Close Shave." Despite his great fear, he will go to great lengths to protect his owners Muriel and Eustace from scary encounters that often includes monsters, aliens, demons, mad scientists, and zombies.